It is so hard for me to believe that Lucy is 2 today. My baby girl has gone from depending on me for everything to Little Ms. Independent. She is so much like her Mommy, though, that it scares me to death. Sweet, stubborn, sassy…. she gets it all from me.
2 years ago, we went in for our scheduled induction. We arrived at the hospital around 7am and waited for about an hour before they hooked me up to pitocin. Because my previous labors had been so quick after the pitocin, I really thought she’d be out in no time. Gene and I spent HOURS flipping through the channels, watching whatever happened to be on. Around 2:30pm, I finally got the urge to push. Only problem was, the doctor was in the next room delivering another woman’s baby. I remember the idiot nurses telling me not to push and to hold the baby in. All I wanted to do was push!! At 2:54, I couldn’t hold it any longer. The doctor had arrived just seconds before. Second baby I’ve had thinking a doctor wouldn’t make it in time. (Jace was my other one who decided to come fast!) The little stinker popped out just in time for General Hospital to air that day. She knew what she was waiting for. 🙂
Since that day, Lulu has been such a blessing to all of us. The boys adore her, and they love the fact that she will do her best to keep right up with them. The things they get her to do…. SIGH. Ashley loves having a little sister, and tries to instill the girly things in Lu’s life, even if Lucy wants nothing to do with it!
I always make a big deal of the second birthday. Unfortunately, Gene’s paycut has affected us a little worse than we’d hoped, and we won’t be going all out for Lulu’s birthday. However, I did make her the traditional 2nd Birthday Slideshow. I’ve done this for each of the kids, and I sit there and cry the entire time I put them together.
I’ve uploaded the slideshow to my website. If you’d like to see it, you’re more than welcome to click here: Lucy’s Slideshow. It’s a rather large file (as they always are), so it may take several minutes to download. It’ll give you a few minutes to grab some Kleenex. 😉 The show will automatically start once it’s been downloaded. It’s an .exe file, but don’t worry – I didn’t attach any viruses or anything nasty that will harm your computer.
Some people have had issues with the exe file, so here’s another way to view it: Lucy’s Slideshow viewer – You shouldn’t have to download anything to view it this way.
Also, click here to see Lulu’s 2 year portraits.
Happy Birthday, Sweet Lulu. I am so glad you are a part of our lives. I love you!